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Top Christmas Holiday Destinations in 2016



As the year draws to a close and the holiday season is upon us, many people take this time to embark on one final holiday for the year. These three different locations are some possible choices to visit for an exciting vacation.

Lapland, Finland

Why not consider a snowy climate to celebrate the holidays? Consider staying in an igloo at the Hotel Kakslauttanen where they are constructed of thermal glass. You can be toasty warm inside while viewing the Northern Lights. The Urho Kekkonen National Park is a virtual winter wonderland. Reindeer pulled sled rides can be taken here or ski the slopes on the various trails. A cruise on the long running ice breaker, the Sampo, can be taken as well.

Igloos in, courtesy Hotel Kakslauttanen
(photo courtesy Hotel Kakslauttanen)

Las Vegas, Nevada         

Las Vegas has become a year round popular destination for travellers, especially those who plays casino games at The city is full of activities through the holiday season.

Las Vegas at Christmas

For instance, the Cosmopolitan Casino offers an ice skating rink outside their casino grounds. After taking some spins on the ice, warm up in one of the nearby casinos by playing your favorite casino game. While Christmas trees may be the norm for most places, not here. In the desert cacti are the tree of choice with a festive cactus garden decked out for the holiday with half a million lights at Ethel M. Chocolate Factory.

Las Vegas at Christmas

Bali, Indonesia

Take in a warm environment to finish out 2016. While you won’t hear Christmas carols here, expect to hear the sounds of the gamelan gong at the island’s temple. The sunsets this time of year are second to none. The Ubud Monkey Forest provides visitors with a unique place to visit. Choose from a variety of hotels to stay with the Four Seasons providing a traditional meal for the region.

By Manuae (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons
(Ubud Monkey Forest, courtesy Manuae and Wikimedia)

With a little research and exploration, there are even more possible places to spend the holidays.


Images (5)
  • Igloos in, courtesy Hotel Kakslauttanen
  • Aurora, courtesy Hotel Kakslauttanen
  • By Manuae (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons
  • Las Vegas at Christmas
  • Las Vegas at Christmas

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